VolunteerLA

The Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Engagement launched in 2016 to support Angelenos who want to make a positive change in this city. VolunteerLA is the platform used to connect Angelenos to volunteer opportunities to promote civic engagement.

Leveraging cross-sector connections to create a hub for civic engagement and volunteerism.

The spirit of civic engagement is strong in L.A.

That’s why we partnered with City Hall to create a Mayor’s Office of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE). MOVE which then launched VolunteerLA. The focus of VolunteerLA is:

  • Building an accessible, curated online platform highlighting volunteer opportunities, active collaborations.
  • Coordinating active collaborations between nonprofits, companies, and government to boost volunteer opportunities.
  • Tracking the results of citywide volunteerism and acting as a go-to resource for Angelenos who want to work for positive change.

Start your own volunteer journey at https://letsvolunteerla.org/.

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, in partnership with VolunteerLA and the Mayor’s Office, is excited to award five 501(c)(3) nonprofits with a mini grant of $5,000 to use towards their online/digital volunteer recruitment in 2022. As more in person opportunities return, knowing many programs have been impacted for nearly 2 years due to COVID, this mini grant supports digital volunteer recruitment efforts for agencies that have been impacted by the pandemic.

VolunteerLA works in coordination with hundreds of nonprofit organizations working across Los Angeles that rely on volunteer partners. Together, we are working to build a culture of civic engagement and community connectedness across Los Angeles.

Key Impact

25,000+ visitors to site
7,500 have signed up to Volunteer LA Corps

Issue Area

Community Building

Partners

Mayor’s Office
Goldhirsh Foundation
AT&T
Bank of America
Mattel
Union Bank
The Walt Disney Company
Union Bank
Various Nonprofit Partners

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